Critical Costume 2018

'Costume Ethics'
12-14 September 2018, Guildford, UK
University of Surrey, Guildford School of Acting

Convened by Dr. Rachel HannEle Slade and Meg Cunningham.
As our third major event, Critical Costume 2018 asked what are the principal opportunities and challenges that the provocation(s) of 'costume ethics' poses to designers, artists, and scholars. We approached the peculiarity of costume as a liminal method of appearance that is consciously designed and performed. Yet, this same transitional state can partition costume as unstable (when compared to normative orders of bodily representation) that highlights an innate 'risk' inherent within the design, construction and wearing of costume. Consequently, Critical Costume 2018 hosted contributions that debated the permissibility, authorship, or risk of costume and costuming.

Please use the links on the right to view material conference information for CC2018.